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William Wampler

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William Wampler
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Virginia Senate District 40
Former member
In office
1988 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last election2011
First elected1987
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthBristol, TN
William Wampler is a former Republican member of the Virginia State Senate, representing the 40th District from 1988 to 2012.

Wampler received a B.A. in Political Science at University of Tennessee. He also served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and is now retired. Wampler is a member of the Central Presbyterian Church.

Wampler announced on June 5, 2011 that he would not seek re-election in the 2011 general election. He said he was not aiming for another government position, but was instead looking forward to returning to being a "private citizen."[1]

Committee assignments

District 40

Wampler represented Virginia Senate District 40. Senate District 40 includes Bristol, Grayson County(part), Lee County, Norton, Scott County, Smyth County(part), Washington County, Wise County(part).



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Wampler did not seek re-election in 2011.


On Nov. 6, 2007, Wampler won re-election to the 40th District Seat in the Virginia State Senate.[2]

Wampler raised $377,734 for his campaign while.[3]

Virginia State Senate, District 40 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png William Wampler (R) 33,524 99.36%
Write-in 214 0.63%

Campaign donors


Below are Wampler's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
Randall J. Kirk $25,000
Cumberland Resources Corporation $20,000
W-L Construction & Paving Inc. $10,500
Maymead Materials Inc. $10,500
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association $10,500


Wampler was born in Bristol, Tennessee on September 9, 1959.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Virginia Senate District 40
Succeeded by
Bill Carrico